Just learning today that there's a local connection, so to speak, to Lou Reed here in Nyack, N.Y.: As a teen, his parents sent him to the Rockland Psychiatry Hospital, just over the hill a few miles from my home, for electro-shock treatments--to cure him of homosexual tendencies. (How did that work out?) He wrote about it in an interview for a history of Punk, naturally slamming it for causing some memory loss and more. And he later wrong a song about it, titled, "Kill Your Sons."
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Lou Reed, Getting Electro-Shock, Just Over the Hill
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